One of our goals is to provide your child with the most conservative treatment possible in every situation. Oral appliances offer simple, non-invasive care for a variety of conditions. Regardless of the application, every appliance we prescribe is custom-crafted for your child with excellent fit and function.
Appliances designed on models of your child’s teeth can be used to fit on either upper or lower teeth, or on both at the same time. Whether we’re treating night-time sleep grinding, diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea, bite problems or jaw joint disorders, appliance therapy may aid your child’s treatment. Dr. Chang and Dr. Phan employ a variety of innovative designs depending on treatment goals and you and your child’s preferences.
We’re concerned about the overall health of our patients, including sleep health. Many children suffer needlessly from dangerous sleep disruptive disorders that keep them from getting enough oxygen at night. If your child excessively snores, wakes with headaches, or is exhausted during the day, call our office for an evaluation.
Teeth are the hardest substance in our bodies and can withstand a tremendous amount of force. But damage can occur to this highly mineralized surface, especially when grinding forces start to wear it away. Even a child’s habit of nighttime clenching or grinding will harm teeth, muscles, and jaw joints over time. Protecting against abrasive forces is critical in these cases.